BRIGHTON and Hove is one of the best cities in the UK to start a business.

According to research by, Brighton came second in a list of cities where start-ups are most likely to survive.

The research, which is backed by figures published by the Office for National Statistics, shows that just four in ten start-ups survive their first five years.

Brighton had a start-up survival rate of 44.13 per cent, but Bristol came first with 44.36 per cent.